A Boost to Blogging

While this blog is dedicated to the perennial question of how to make money online and with a blog in particular, it also has other functions.

One is to bring good, informative and interesting content to its readers. Another is to make money itself for its hard working author, yours truly!

Whilst soldiering onward towards ever greater goals and achieving ever more success along the way, there are other blogs that I am involved in that are every bit as important as this one. Most of my other blogs are centred around the logic of generating their own make money techniques, although there is one very special one that I co-author with my good friend, Monika Mundell (The Writers Manifesto) that I think deserves a plug here at this blog.

This special blog is rapidly growing in popularity thanks mainly to the efforts of it’s authors, Monika and myself for pumping a huge amount of really great, original content into its archives. But it also relies on the input from it’s readers by allowing them to sign-up for free and submit their own guest posts to add to the blog’s interesting content base while gaining additional recognition for themselves as great authors while obtaining valuable links back to their own blogs.

So if you run a blog and feel it needs a boost by attracting extra traffic, then submitting a post for Blogging Web 2.0 is a great way of doing exactly that.

It’s just another one of the many ways of promoting your own blog in order to make money from it. Increasing your own profile and that of your blog should be your primary aim in your ongoing goal to make money from your blog.

So what are you waiting for?

Get writing and go over there and be a part of this rapidly growing promotion machine!

More on Traffic

A little more info on traffic generation is always a good thing and can always come in useful if you haven’t tried it yet.

One way that has been working for my flagship site, The Honest Way, has been by me getting busy visiting other people’s blogs and leaving pertinent comments in them.

OK, some blogs still stick to the “nofollow” code so there is no back-link to the site. But even so, a lot of people read some of those comments and when you make a good, though-provoking one, some of those people are liable to click your link to see what you write about on your blog!

It’s been working for me, not in huge amounts but it’s all a part of the snowball effect. It starts with a few people coming over out of curiosity and they, in turn may mention my site on their blog if they liked it. That brings a few more interested visitors of whom some do the same. As more and more people visit, more get to hear about the place and the numbers rise.

From tiny acorns do giant oaks grow!

PS: While we’re on the subject of traffic, a great pointer to how much traffic your site is getting is your Alexa Rank. For someone with the Alexa toolbar, you can see exactly what rank other sites have, so if they tell you they are getting more visitors than you, but their Alexa rank is much lower (bigger number) then you know they’re lying!

There’s a very good reason to get the Alexa toolbar for your browser!

Networking, Socially

As this is specifically a make money blog, you’d no doubt expect me to be posting nothing but methods and techniques on how to make money online, particularly with a blog.

And for the most part, you’d be right. There are acceptable deviations from this rigid path, however, that I’ll jump on every chance I get. That’s because I can’t be rigid and unbending, or stick stoically to any particular set of rules no matter how necessary that is in order to succeed in business online.

Well, so what? I’ll do well enough to suit me and any more is a bonus as long as I can work the way that I like. Otherwise, why bother? Why not just go back to the nine to five world and wait for retirement and eventually death?

Sheesh, this is getting morbid!

Ok, back to the reason for this post – as every post has to have a reason, or it’s not worth posting. And the reason is this:

As you might glean from the title, the social networking part of working online to promote and raise the presence of a blog is important to the success of a blog in terms of its eventual ability to make money for its owner. In the case of this blog, that means me!

So part of my online working day is spent visiting other blogs and websites in order to meet new people who are working toward similar goals and to learn more about the world of internet marketing – because you never stop learning. In my travels, I have bumped into many people and their blogs and sites in my relatively short time online – its about a year now if you don’t count my early expeditions into the internet marketing world of 1996 when I put up my first website and even sold some hypnotherapy tapes from it! Anyway, that was then – I went offline for several years and only recently came back to it in a big way.

I digress…

Back to me online meanderings of the here and now. It’s important to make contacts online as you can all help one another to improve and expand your own sites. There is one blog owner that deserves a big mention here.

Liudmila is a wonderful person who often visits my blogs and comments when she can. She has featured this blog in one of her posts and I think she’d appreciate a mention here too. Her writings are always though.provoking, so if you are interested in expanding your horizons, please visit her blogs and see for yourself. Here are the links:

Enjoy them as they are all different and very interesting!

Increase Your Traffic with Technorati

There are still plenty of ways to increase your traffic flow to your blog which all adds up to greater chances to make money. This is another way I’ve set into motion for this blog.

Technorati.

If you haven’t already signed up with Technorati, you can do it for free, like with most social bookmarking and networking sites these days. Once you have your account, you’ll need to set up your Technorati Profile, which doesn’t take long.

Then you need to start adding your blogs.

This is also pretty painless and there are two ways of verifying your blog with them. One is to simply enter your username and password for your blog. Or if you don’t want to do that, you can simply copy and paste a special link into your next post in your blog, then publish it.

By having your blog (or blogs) registered with Technorati, your online presence gets even more exposure as does your blog(s). That translates into greater traffic coming to read your blog out of curiosity which can only be good for you and your efforts to make money online.

So if you haven’t done it already, go do it now!